Those of us who are addicted to old cars have daily opportunities to add to our collections. Whether it is an online auction, an ad in a club magazine — or simply a friend who has decided it’s time to sell — the temptation is there.
As an inveterate car hoarder, I’ve learned to ask myself a few questions before I pull the trigger:
First, am I ready for the agony of adding a car to the collection?
By now, Read More
Learn more about the Portland Art Museum — and the Shape of Speed exhibition that opens this week — in this video.
Last weekend, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The four days were chock full of activities, mostly thanks to Lisa McNabb, the energizer bunny of the club.
I first joined the club in 1969, when I came to Reed College. Over the years, it has been my support group as I have dealt with my hopeless addiction to and infatuation with the cars of Alfa Romeo.
On Friday, ex-GTA racer Stu Moss organized a 200-mile tour Read More
Covering 1,000 miles in a 50-year-old car can be a daunting challenge.
For SCM30, coming up in early July, SCM will have all six of its Alfas entered. In all, they will be covering 6,000 miles. What could possibly go wrong?
SCM30 (our 30th anniversary tour) is in part a fundraiser for the Portland Art Museum. To that end, we made four of our Alfas available to those coming from out of state. For a $5,000 donation made to Read More
See RM Sotheby’s short film on the 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 that will cross the block during their August 24-25 Monterey Auction.
SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour is fast approaching, so it’s time to test and finalize the route.
The route master is Neil d’Autremont of Sidedraught City. He’s given me the instructions for the last section of the final day. By freeway, it’s about a 100-mile stretch.
I’ve been planning to take the 1960 Bugeye on the scouting expedition. My plan is to head to Astoria, on the Oregon Coast, then down to Newport, then over to Sweet Home. It’s about Read More
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Now that our 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is coming back to life, we’ve got some questions to address.
The car is an unusual mix of a well-aged mediocre paint job, excellent original chrome and a completely incorrect interior.
From 20 feet away, the car looks terrific. This is why I was attracted to it at the Auctions America Fort Lauderdale sale a couple of years ago.
It had been in a museum for nearly 30 years. The engine was Read More
There’s been a lot written about the demise of swap meets. We’ve all heard how the Internet is now the quick-and-easy way to find and or sell what you need.
However, the human factor is overlooked in all this. Just as I believe land-based auctions are a way for like-minded enthusiasts to come together, so are swap meets.
The Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon (www.alfaclub.org) host an annual swap meet each spring. This year I volunteered the SCM “Bat Read More